August 17, 2005

Multiple *Simultaneous* Desktops in OS X 10.4

I haven't heard of this until just now: Support for multiple simultaneous desktops in Mac OS X 10.4 using OSXVNC 1.6. This is like having multiple users logged in using X11 on a Unix workstation. As far as I know, nothing like this has existed in the Mac or Windows world besides Windows Terminal Services, which isn't exactly the same.

I just tried it out and it works fine:

Multiple iBook desktops as seen from another computer
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There are some catches, as described on Redstone Software's page, most specifically keyboard modifiers acting on all user's sessions, but it's still an exciting development.

Posted at August 17, 2005 05:12 PM, Categories: Computing
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